Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
Pianist Algernon Henry Lindo (1862-1927) was a respected performer, composer, author, and pedagogue in turn-of-the-century London. His groundbreaking work, The Art of Accompanying (1916), was the first book written about the discipline now referred to as Collaborative Piano. Although almost completely overlooked since his death, Lindo's life and writings have much relevance in the twenty-first century. This study aims to make The Art of Accompanying accessible to the contemporary reader, providing a comprehensive critical edition of the work. In order to provide context for his treatise, this study presents, for the first time, a biography of Lindo. This study also offers a reading of the social and professional implications of the text, one that allows modern audiences to glimpse the ways in which accompanists were viewed and treated in the early years of the twentieth century. Finally, a comprehensive, annotated list of Lindo's compositions and writings has been appended, providing further documentation of the life and work of this important, if unknown, musician.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Mears, Perry Gerald II, "Documenting a Derided Profession: Algernon Lindo and The Art of Accompanying" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1386.